Dash in the Dark 3 – 23 January 2015.
Friday night saw the final round of the Dash in the Dark series return to the forest trails of Coed Llandegla. The biggest field so far in the series warmed up for what turned out to be the most tricky and coldest of conditions in the series, with the majority of the forest trails covered in snow. In the days leading up to the race, Coed Llandegla had its fair share of fresh snow, but with the final inspection of the route late Friday morning, the go ahead was given for the surprise massive field of 191 runners to set off into the dark forest. The runners did set of slightly later than planned, delayed due to some late course alterations to ensure all runners safety.
First home in the ladies field was Kirsty Steddon of Chester Tri in a time of 33:13, Helen Davies from Wrexham Tri came home in second ladies place with 33.20 and Sarah Rhyder from Wrexham Tri with a time of 33.58. Sarah also defended her overall lead in the series and won the best female overall.
In the mens category and for his first time competing in the series, Stephen Skates, u/a,came over the line with a blistering time of 25.30. The course record holder, Karl Steinegger from Ambleside AC, came in for second place with 25.44, closely followed by Thomas Hiles, u/a, coming in third with 26.39 on the clock. Karl’s efforts in all of the 3 races in the series saw him take both best male overall and also set the 6.Km off road course record at 25.15.
Many thanks goes to all the race marshals and helpers for their help and support over the race series and to those runners that gave up their race and marshalled due to the high numbers that arrived on Friday night.
A massive thanks goes to One Planet Adventure for hosting the series.
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